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Vikas Berry

Vikas Berry received his BS from Indian Institute of Technology–Delhi in 1999, and a PhD from Virginia Tech in 2006 following an MS from University of Kansas in 2003. He is currently the Department Head and Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago and was previously a faculty member at the Kansas State University (2007-2014). He and his group members study the electrical, structural, and chemical properties of innovatively designed nano- and bio- materials to enable the development of the next-generation-applications in biomedicine, electronics and nanomechanics. He is married to Namrita Berry and has two daughters: Bianca and Kiara.

vikasb@uic.edu      312-996-2342 (Office)      312-996-0808 (Fax)

http://vikasb.people.uic.edu/

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Professional Activities and Honors:

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation - NSF International Center of Excellence Faculty Award 2019

Rudolph A. Marcus Award, 2017

NSF-CAREER Award - 2011

William H. Honstead Professor of Chemical Engineering - 2011-2014

Sigma Xi Outstanding Junior Scientist Award - 2010

Plenary Lecture - Tsinghua University - 2011

Editorial Board member of Nature Publishing Group's journal: Scientific Reports [link]

Big-XII Fellow - 2009, Kansas State University

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Nanoscience Letters [link]

Scientific Advisory Board Member of All Results Journal - Nano

Faculty Development Award - 2007, Kansas State University, 2007/2008

Omega Chi Epsilon Honor Society of Chemical Engineering, Member, 2007

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Member, 2007

Research highlighted in Nature, Science News, Royal Society of Chemistry, Discover Journals/Magazines. 2005-06

Empire Who's Who Honoree, 2006

Stroebel Scholarship Recipient, 2000-02

 

 

 

Affiliated Faculty Members:

Prof. Sanjay Behura [LINK]

Research Assistant Professor

Graphene and 2D heterostructure Growth and Characterization

Optoelectronics, Solar Cells, and 2D Functionalization

Current Graduate Students:

1Hisham Ageel Maddah

B.S. -King Abdulaziz University; M.S. - University of Southern California

Citations

PhD

Low-dimensional materials and semiconductors for energy harvesting

Expected Graduation: Aug. 2020

Co-Advisor: Sanjay Behura

1Roshan Nemade

B.S. - Mumbai University

Citations

PhD

Microbial Fuel Cells

Expected Graduation: Aug. 2023

1Ali Ahmadian Yazdi

B.S. - Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran
M.S. - Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Citations

PhD

Microfluidic, graphene-based biosensors

Expected Graduation: Aug. 2020

Co-Advisor: Jie Xu

Sheldon Cotts

B.S. - University of Puget Sound

Citations

PhD

Microbial Fuel Cells

Expected Graduation: Aug. 2022

1Ngoc Hoang Lan Nguyen

B.S. - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
Citations

PhD

Non-Destructive Functionalization of Graphene and Graphene-MoS2 composite heterostructures

Expected Graduation: Aug. 2023

1Sungjoon Kim

B.S. and M.S. - Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

Citations

PhD

Optoelectronics and Electronic Properties of 2D nanomaterials and heterostructures

Expected Graduation: Aug. 2023

 

Alumni:

1

Prof. Kabeer Jasuja

PhD Completed in 2012

B.Tech - Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur (2006)

PhD
Currently Assistant Professor at Indian Institute Technology - Gandhinagar
 

2

Dr. Nihar Mohanty

PhD Completed in 2012

B.Tech - Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur (2006)

PhD
Currently Semiconductor Process Engineer at Tokyo Electron Inc.

1

Dr. Vasanta Pallem

Post-Doctorate completed in 2013

PhD - Tennessee Tech

Post-Doc

Graphene Interactions and Graphene quantum Dots

Deceased

1

Prof. T. S. SreePrasad

Post-Doctorate completed in 2014
PhD - Indian Institute of Technology - Chennai

Post-Doc

Graphene Functionalization, and Quantum Dots

Currently, Assistant Professor at University of Texas at El Paso

1

Vedhika Tiruparkadal Parthasarathy

MS Completed 2015

MS Paper-Based 2D Electronics

1Dr. Phong Nguyen

PhD Completed 2016

 

PhD

2D Nanomaterial Growth and Electronics

Currently at Air-Liquide

1

Kai-Chih Chang

MS Completed 2016

MS Solar Cells from 2D Nanomaterials

1

Xin Yu

MS completed in 2017

MS Graphene Photovoltaics

Prof. Sanjay Behura

Post-Doctorate completed in 2017

Post-Doc

Graphene and 2D heterostructure Growth and Characterization

Optoelectronics, Solar Cells, and 2D Functionalization

1Dr. Shikai Deng

PhD Completed 2017

 

PhD

Wrinkles in 2D Nanomaterials:
Science and Technology

Currently Post-Doc at Northwestern University

1

Dr. Songwei Che

PhD completed in 2018

B.S: Shenyang University;
M.S: Zhengzhou University

PhD

 

Non-Destructive Functionalization of Graphene

Currently at Lam Research

1

Dr. Chen Wang

PhD completed in 2019

B.S. - Nanjing University

PhD

Graphene Growth; Raman Spectrometer; Functionalization

Co-Advisor: Sanjay Behura

Rousan Debbarma

B.S. - Indian Institute of Technology - Mumbai

Citations

PhD

Optoelectronics and Electronic Properties of 2D nanomaterials

Currently Post-Doc at Lund University, Sweden

Bijentimala Keisham (Nicky)

B.S. - Amity University; and M.S. - National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli

Citations

PhD

Neurological Diseases and Cancer Detection via 2D Nano-interfaces;

Currently Post-Doc at University of Chicago

1Deisy Carvalho Fernandes

B.S. - University of Illinois at Chicago

Citations

PhD

3D Printing of 2D Nanomaterials;
Bio-Nanotechnology

Currently Post-Doc at Brown University

 

 

 

 

1Yu Wen

B.S -Hainan University

 

PhD 2D Nanomaterials

1Donovan Briggs

B.S - Washburn University

M.S. MoS2 Functionalization and Growth

 

Research Experience for Undergraduates:

  1. Alexis Miranda
  2. Chris Mecinski
  3. Ariane Gomes (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil)
  4. Leonardo Marques (Brazil)
  5. Alexander Crocker
  6. Fayyazui Hassan
  7. Craig Shaffer
  8. Rosanna Granata
  9. Jay Rawat
  10. Roxanne Vitorillo
  11. Fayyazul Hassan
  12. Zamia Siddiqui
  13. Ariane Gomes
  14. Leo Anderson
  15. Ahmed Alshogeathri
  16. Luke Hibbeler
  17. Fabian Martinez
  18. Nolan McNeil
  19. Monica Fahrenholz        PhD Candidate                             Rice University
  20. Mark Battig                     PhD Candidate                             University of Connecticut
  21. Ashvin Nagaraja            MS Candidate                               Texas A&M University
  22. Steven Melton               MS Candidate                               Kansas State University
  23. Christina Davis              PhD Candidate                             University of Nebraska
  24. Joshua Linn                   Process Engineer                                      
  25. Jose Armesto                Process Engineer
  26. Arthur Thompson          Process Engineer                          Sprint Inc
  27. Kayum Ayinde
  28. Nathan Lechtenberg
  29. Jonggeun Sung
  30. Cody Fager
  31. Alfredo A. Rodriguez
  32. Jonathan Colston
  33. Augustus Graham
  34. Evgeniy Shishkin,
  35. Namhoon Kim
  36. Nitya Jangam
  37. Jenae Tate

 

 

Collaborators:

Rodney Ruoff   Zhiping Xu  
Duy Hua   James Edgar  
Keith Hohn   Joshua Robinson  
Sunitha Nagarath   Rebecca T. Horvat  
Susan Sun   David Moore  

 

Rodney Ruoff

Zhiping Xu

Duy Hua

James Edgar

Keith Hohn

Joshua Robinson

Sunitha Nagarath

Rebecca T. Horvat

Susan Sun

David Moore

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